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  1. On 02/05/2022 at 14:24, voteronniegibbs said:

    Next doors House Martins have been evicted from their usual nest box. A family of starlings have gone in and their young uns are screeching away. 

    We used to have lots of Swifts nesting where I live , then the local housing association put all new roofs on the houses and removed all their nest sites , so the Swifts went away , but then we got House Martins nesting , which we'd never had before .

  2. 16 hours ago, John Drake said:

    Matt Smith is my favourite of the 'new era' Doctors. 

    I wear a Fez now. Fezzes are cool. 

    Get some funny looks in the LPL office though... 😄

    I loved Matt Smith as the Doctor , it took about 20 minutes of his first episode to win me over , where as my favourite Doctor , Peter Capaldi , it took about 5 or 6 episodes

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  3. 16 hours ago, John Drake said:

    Looks a good choice to me. 

    I hope he gets a fair go at it.

    Great how they kept it a secret too. Despite him having got the role in February, I haven't seen his name linked to the show anywhere in advance of the official announcement yesterday.

    There was a quote from RTD , that of all the rumours going around , about who was playing the next Doctor , that some of them were actually started by him , but not the James Corden one 😂

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  4. 13 hours ago, John Drake said:

    That thing where you watch something on the telly and really enjoy it, then go online afterwards to discover a bunch of other people moaning about how ###### it was.

    People who can't even compose an interesting tweet sitting in judgement on the professional writing of 45 minutes of modern television.

    That's my experience of any new episode of Doctor Who nowadays.

    It goes without saying that I will always enjoy a new episode of Doctor Who.

    I sit down to watch it with that as my intention. Always have, always will. There isn't a single episode that I have seen, from the original series through to the modern day one, that doesn't have something to recommend it, in my view. That's why it is my favourite show.

    It doesn't mean every episode is a stone cold classic, or that there aren't some I rewatch more than others, or that Genesis of the Daleks is on a par with Time and the Rani. But I genuinely appreciate every actor who has played the part, every writer who has written for it and every part of the production team that has put it on screen.

    I feel sorry for those who watch something they claim to love, and then spend all their time pulling it to bits.

    If the internet had existed in 1963. Doctor Who wouldn't have lasted longer than its original 13 episode run.

    "Yeah, I liked the first one, quite good, but then three weeks of stone age men wittering on about fire and the lead actors fluffing their lines, no thanks, boring and amateurish, I gave up on it, the test card would be more thrilling..."

    Meanwhile, nearly SIXTY (count 'em) years later, Doctor Who is still on air, still pushing boundaries, still throwing out glorious little surprises to those who have stuck with it, such as the trailer at the end of the latest episode heralding the return of two much loved characters (no spoilers) in the regeneration special marking the Beeb's 100th birthday later this year.

    I can't wait to see what happens next!

    While it wasn't a classic episode , it was an entertaining 50 minutes and as for the trailer , Wow ! those were two nice surprises to look forward to , and I'm equally looking forward to the surprises that haven't been revealed yet , because there's no way that they've shown their full hand six months out from the airing .

  5. 7 minutes ago, EagleEyePie said:

    I see Burnley have sacked Sean Dyche. Seems like a decision based entirely on the hope that a new manager might produce a brief upturn in form for the next 8 games. It might pay off, as sometimes managerial changes lead to a short run of improved form before things return to normal. Hard to see long term how a manager could do more at Burnley than Dyche when the board don't give the manager much money to work with by Premier League standards.

    Madness , with the squad Burnley have got , they are only set up to play one way , so if Dyche can't get them out of it , then nobody can .

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  6. 19 hours ago, Tommygilf said:

    Tasty world cup draw.

    England getting Iran, USA and Scotland/Ukraine/Wales looks good. USA vs Iran will be spicy.

    Group E looking very tough. G and H also pretty open (Brazil aside).

    Are we allowed to say " best group since the Beatles " 🤣

  7. 8 minutes ago, bobbruce said:

    I’m not so sure I think out of 21 cup finals  since 2000 at least 15/16 times (I can’t be bothered checking what years arsenal didn’t qualify got CL) one of the finalist would’ve qualified for the cup winners cup. 

    I'm not just talking about England but Europe as a whole .

  8. 1 hour ago, bobbruce said:

    Everton still have three games in hand on Leeds. I know they still need to pick points up in those games but I’d have Everton and Leeds almost safe and in a similar position. I think Norwich and Watford are gone and the only team that could make life uncomfortable for Everton and Leeds will be Burnley. 

    Leeds next game is huge , if they can beat Southampton and you take into account that on the same weekend , Burnley and Watford play Man City and Liverpool respectively , you're looking at potentially a 10 point gap between Leeds and the 3rd from bottom team .

  9. 17 hours ago, bobbruce said:

    I thought at the time getting rid of the cup winners cup was a terrible idea. This new trophy makes it even worse. 

    With the expansion of the Champions League , they had no choice but to cancel it , we'd have been getting to the stage where both domestic cup finalists qualified for the CL , so we'd have to look at the losing semi finalists  to find a team to enter the CWC

  10. 18 hours ago, Josef K said:

    I was going to say the same, i know RL have come up with some crazy ideas in the past but what are all these different comps. A large percentage of fans from English clubs would rather not qualify for what i call the UEFA cup. 

    They may not want to qualify , but if they get to the final , the fans and players will definitely be up for it , just ask Man Utd and Chelsea . 

  11. 1 hour ago, gingerjon said:

    Bielsa and Leeds have 'parted company'.

    Premier League just got a bit less interesting.

    I didn't think they'd sack him , not until the rumours started shortly after yesterdays match finished , its a sad day but time will tell if its the correct decision .

  12. 1 hour ago, M j M said:

    Yes this is definitely the case. It was being sung by Leeds fans at Headingley in the 80s and 90s so it's nothing new.

    Leeds started playing it at the start of games sometime in the early or mid 2000s.

    I'm a fev fan and believe it or not , fev fans used to sing it , that was in the 80s and early 90s , and although I joined in with the singing , the lines " we love you , fev , fev , fev " sounded really tacky and twice as bad when we played Leeds .

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  13. 24 minutes ago, daz39 said:

    It's Leeds united's song, their fans started singing it at Headingley when the football club was ###### and the rugby team were doing well and the fans went there instead, now the football is doing ok again they go back to the football and sing it there again.

    They've always sung it at Elland Road , despite what sort of form LUFC have been in .

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  14. 41 minutes ago, Niels said:

    We were at Elland Road. The police protected the coaches extremely well. The Manchester United coach was escorted in very securely. 

    Also they walked alongside Manchester United fans to make sure there was no trouble. 

    That's good to hear , lets hope they get the idiot who threw the coin .

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